Nutty as a fruitcake

adjective phrase

Crazy as can be; extremely eccentric: ”That’s me,” Calazo said. ”Nutty as a fruitcake” (1935+)
Crazy, idiotic, as in Mary’s nutty as a fruitcake if she thinks she can get away with that. The adjective nutty meaning “insane” was first recorded in 1821; the similarity to fruitcake, which literally contains nuts as well as fruit, was first recorded in 1935.


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